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About The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel

When guests at the Hard Rock Hotel feel the urge to "raid the "fridge," they head to The Kitchen for a variety of tantalizing cuisine with a rock 'n' roll attitude. Executive Chef Douglas Chin serves up New American cuisine along with your favorite comfort foods. Signature dishes include The Kitchen Burger, Mac & Cheese, Ahi Tuna, New York Strip and a delicious array of Flatbreads. The Kitchen features a daily breakfast buffet and if you've been partying all night, upgrade to the Rock Star breakfast with unlimited Bloody Marys and Champagne Mimosas! Serving over 100 different wines and 50 wines by the glass plus a wide variety of signature cocktails with fresh ingredients, you'll have trouble selecting just one to enjoy. Lil' rockers have their own special place to hang out plus enjoy special entertainment on select nights. The Kitchen's walls are adorned with culinary-themed memorabilia from the hotel's many celebrity guests, making it the perfect place to "chill".

5800 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am – noon; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Light Fare Daily: 3:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm -11:00pm

Cross Street:
Universal Orlando

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 503-2430

Website:
http://www.hardrockhotelorlando.com/dining_and_nightlife/the_kitchen/

Entertainment:
On Wednesday and Saturday evenings from 6:00 – 9:00pm, treat the kids to a dining experience they"ll never forget. Enjoy a meal with some of your favorite Universal Orlando Resort theme park characters. Have fun as they pose for pictures, sign autographs, and interact with everyone at your table. Kids can hang out in the Kids' Crib – the walls are adorned with lunch boxes, colorful drumsticks; and a big screen TV to watch all of their favorite cartoons and hang out while mom and dad enjoy their dinner. Kids can also enjoy the Kids Buffet on select nights and the Magic Men on Friday nights.

Parking Details:
Self-Parking fully validated, Valet Parking Discounted for $5

Executive Chef:
Douglas Chin

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For the adults, The Kitchen features cocktail and wine specials Monday – Thursday evenings from 5pm – close including the Wonderful World of Wine on Monday, Martini Night on Tuesday and Thursday, and Wine Down Wednesdays; plus Sunday Bloody Sunday all day happy hour.

The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

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Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
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Happy Hour (2)
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Host did not fund my reservation from Open Table , we where able to have dinner due to availability BUT Open table sent a "No Show" email ....

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Our server Gary was great! The donut birthday surprise was a hit!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Very good food, fresh and appetizing, very nice restaurant

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·Dined on August 1, 2017

We scheduled the buffet breakfast with the characters. It was disappointing there were only 2 characters - Woody and one Minion.

The breakfast was delicious and the service was excellent so no complaints there. As for the cost, it was not bad considering what was offered and the resort location.

It was a bit confusing finding the restaurant. We went first to the Hard Rock Cafe, not realizing it was separate from the resort where the restaurant is actually located. The hostess told us that happens all the time, so it was apparently not just us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 1, 2017

We ate at the character breakfast at The Kitchen on Aug 1st. Our waiter was amazing! The Elvis French Toast was delicious! Bacon was hot and crispy. Huge selection of breakfast options. My son got his picture taken with Kevin, the minion, and Woody Woodpecker as they came around to every table. It was a great meal and we had a great time. Can't wait to go back again on our next vacation to Universal Orlando Resort.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (London)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Super food with good service and great decor. Loved it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Excellent service from Maria! Regular bar food, burgers, salads, etc. Fast seating and service though considering large crowds and location of venue right outside theme park at 8:30 pm. Great place for dinner after a long day at the park!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Server was inattentive. Table setup was missing (salt/pepper/condiments), service was slow, even though it was mostly empty. Food was mediocre at best.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We had a group of 10 and all enjoyed their meal. EXCELLENT service. Would definitely recommend for a group or family. Simpson characters went from table to table for pictures, however, were not intrusive. Would only stop if the table requested.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 19, 2017

Once again Hard Rock Hotel - The Kitchen was fantastic. Prices could be a little more competitive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Great food with lots of options. Service was excellent with lots of attention even as the crowd got larger. Great option for the kids to make their own pizza.

Tags: Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food wise everything was fine, we went specifically for the character dining, this was disappointing as there only was 2, scooby doo & woody woodpecker. As I said apart from that , staff, food, wait time, all good

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Ate here for breakfast buffet. Was delicious and there was a lot of choices for everyone.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Food presentation is perfect but lacks on flavor for the price.

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·Dined on July 11, 2017

Ate here for brunch. Food was excellent. Service was very disappointing. Had to ask for everything from the server. At one point, had to track down the server in the restaurant for a request as the server never returned to the table. If you go for brunch make sure you are early enough to go through the lines as the minute brunch ends, all of the food is removed very quickly.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Nice quiet find after a long hot day at the Universal parks. The food was great and the service spot on!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The Kitchen is an amazing restaurant for breakfast !! The buffet has an various range of food such as pancakes, omelettes, bacon, french toast, eggs, biscuits, donuts, and more. Our waiter was absolutely so friendly and kind. He was very attentive to our table. The buffet was pricey, but worth it !!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Excellently venue for a family meal during visit to Orlando. Service was amazing (didn't catch servers name) - handed free appetisers on way in , nice touch! Would love to stay here and eat once again

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel and had breakfast at The Kitchen everyday (very early) but dinner only once. We loved the breakfast buffet which offered many choices. Dinner was not as great. The food was very good but there was so much noise and kids running around, not behaving. This made us want to eat quickly and go, unfortunately...

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 27, 2017

A very enjoyable experience with good food and excellent choices. The only thing I would change is the character waiting time. If they came around more often it would free up tables quicker. I would recommend this experience for the food and the staff are very friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 27, 2017

We came here for the character breakfast and was very disappointed. When we got there a minion was walking through and we ddnt see another character until ty he end of our visit...same minion and gru. I thought there would be more variety of characters. It was a waste of money in my opinion.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Food and service were amazing, however, we booked for character breakfast, there was one minion who was 15 mins late and each child got approx 20 seconds for a picture if that! Poor character meal.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 26, 2017

It was my wife's birthday and I booked this for after the blue man group with the family. I intentionally did not want crap theme park food and was willing to pay for finer dinning. After a river taxi and a walk, we arrived at a half dead restaurant. I am sparing you the details but in short; dated decor, theme park food but with higher prices, slow slow service, food is just not good. (Slightly above frozen food) The burger was over cooked and the bun was stale. The flat bread pizza was bland. The salad was tasteless. The recommend chicken and waffles was dry as can be waffles with greasy dark meat. What kid doesn't eat his mac n cheese? It's a shame because there are so many scratch places to eat in orlando. This was just so disappointing and about 20 years ago overpriced theme park.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Had dinner there 3 times in 1 week and tried the breakfast buffet once.....Awesome service/staff, always helpful and smiling, great food, good variety, nice little 'kids crib ' for the children to hang out in while waiting for food or have a little quite time. My kids asked to go back to this place. Only down side...Cost of dinner food is ok but feel the buffet is a bit over priced.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 21, 2017

We arrived early for our dinner reservation, and the staff was very happy to seat us. The wait staff was very helpful and friendly. We were able to see Bart & Homer Simpson.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Great place to eat, especially for brunch! Nice to have such a great restaurant so close to our room!

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We went there for Father's Day and specifically went for their breakfast buffet. We made reservations for a large party of 12 for 11:30 am and NO ONE told us the buffet ended at 12 pm. They had started closing down the buffet and told us they will start serving lunch and we would have to order from the menu. Just wished someone could have told us so that we could have went elsewhere or may have made the reservations earlier. For that, this will be our last time here and that is why I gave a low score for service. The price wasn't worth 30 mins of buffet.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Excellent service. Despite being late for reservation due to weather, the staff was very accommodating. Server Bo was awesome! He was professional, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The food was scrumptious. My wish of characters came true - Minion Stuart and Scooby Doo! Great experience and look forward to returning

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great breakfast buffet with so many options of food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Exceptional service from Jonathan. He went out of his way to bring my picky eater mozzarella sticks that are not on the menu. Thank you for going above and beyond.
We tried several different items and everything was delicious. Highly recommended!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We really enjoyed our time at The Kitchen! The four kids traveling with us had a great time in the kids' area while the adults enjoyed drinks and apps. The food was very good, and the service was excellent. One of my party had a "milestone" birthday, and the staff did a great job of making it special for us. If we're ever in Orlando again, we'll be sure to visit The Kitchen.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 6, 2017

The buffet was very good especially the omelet station. There was a good variety of food and fruit available. The characters were fun & interactive. My only issue was there should have been some turkey meat products for those who don't eat meat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We were expecting a character dining as that is what we booked, however the magicians kept us entertained. My 6 year old was totally blown away and we will recommend this over character dining any time!!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Great cost benefit. Way better than the Disneys breakfests. Only con is that only 2 characters appeared.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The Kitchen at the Hard Rock Hotel is an amazing restaurant. The food is outstanding, the atmosphere is vibrant and the staff is awesome. This was my third time staying at the Hard Rock and I was looking forward to having dinner and drinks at the Kitchen. I wasn't disapointed. This was our first time having breakfast there and the buffet was crazy good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Food was good but pricey. The tuna was very good as was the chicken wing appetizer. The tenderloin skewer appetizer was really good also. A good place to relax and have a decent meal and a cocktail especially if you are stayin at hard rock and don't feel like hitting city walk.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 25, 2017

The server was good and the appetizers/entrees were decent, but were not great.. the cocktails were the worst I've had at a Universal restaurant (other than a failed attempt at a Vieux Carre' at Emeril's in Citywalk).. Both the old fashioned and the margaritas looked almost the same, which is amazing, and neither tasted that good.. it's a shame, because we wanted to add the Kitchen as a potential regular eatery when we visit Universal..

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Family ate at Character breakfast, good selection of food in the buffet, all nicely presented and tasty. Lovely pastries and cooked food. Good service from staff clearing plates and refilling coffee etc. Children enjoyed seeing the minion, would have been nice to have more characters too. Great for a treat but think this would be too much to have every day!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The food was great we had 8 people in our party. The food all came out at the same time and was piping hot! The staff were extremely friendly and even made a call for us time check in an event time. The Overall experience was awesome!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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 (London)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Was staying in the hotel & booked this last minute as too tired to go out.
We were greeted warmly & shown straight to our table. Our waiter Jonathan was very polite & friendly & the food was lovely. Definitely recommend

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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